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Thursday, September 22, 2022
Akina Endorses Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 11:55 PM :: 1037 Views :: Labor, OHA, Police, Politicians

... The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers (SHOPO) represents over 2,700 police officers of the Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Police departments .... 

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Monday, September 12, 2022
Ige Names Eight to Mauna Kea Stewardship Authority
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 900 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

“...I want to thank these individuals for stepping forward. Through this new stewardship model, I believe we can find a way for science and culture to coexist on Mauna Kea in a mutually beneficial way,” said Gov. Ige....

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Friday, September 2, 2022
Good Medicine for OHA’s “Red Flags”
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:36 PM :: 1156 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Here are some examples of “Red Flag” disbursements by OHA and the concerns raised by CLA ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Can Sam King Win for OHA At-Large Trustee?
By Video @ 7:53 PM :: 1502 Views :: OHA

... Will his Position on TMT Help or Hurt him? ....

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Public Hearings re TMT All this Week
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 7:19 PM :: 845 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun the TMT environmental impact statement process.  Right now they are holding public hearings ....

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Thursday, August 4, 2022
Deconstruction of Maunakea telescope set to begin
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 769 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The deconstruction phase of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on University of Hawaiʻi-managed lands on the summit of Maunakea is on track to begin before summer ends and be completed by the end of the year ....

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Monday, August 1, 2022
Empowering Native Hawaiians to Own Homes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:09 PM :: 1020 Views :: DHHL, OHA

"...We’ve been renters all our lives...."

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Thursday, July 28, 2022
State Extends Deadline for Applicants for Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority
By News Release @ 11:54 PM :: 1399 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Applicant deadline extended to August 8, 2022 ....

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022
National Science Foundation to Launch EIS Process for Mauna Kea Telescope
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 874 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... We invite you to review this Draft CEP and provide any comments you may have by the end of the day on September 17, 2022 ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
We are one step closer to TMT!
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 9:57 PM :: 1341 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The National Science Foundation will be starting the environmental review process for TMT on Mauna Kea on Tuesday next week ....

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Sunday, July 3, 2022
A Quick Guide to the OHA Elections
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:59 AM :: 1891 Views :: Office of Elections, OHA

... there are 18 candidates for six OHA trustee positions ....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022
VIDEO: Sam King for OHA Trustee
By Video @ 3:10 AM :: 814 Views :: OHA

... Sam King explains his priorities for ensuring OHA services and remedies critical needs of the Hawaiian community like affordable housing, homelessness, education and much more ....

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Sunday, June 5, 2022
HB2024: UH Outlines Mauna Kea Leases to be Abandoned
By News Release @ 7:41 AM :: 980 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 HD1 SD2 CD1 assumes that UH Real Property Agreements become property owned and controlled by the MKSOA by legislative directive ....

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Saturday, June 4, 2022
TMT Telescope Abandons Part of Building Permit
By News Release @ 10:38 AM :: 1238 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... DOH received a Notice of Cessation from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) International Observatory for its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit ....

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Thursday, June 2, 2022
Surprise: Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts field hearings in Hawaii
By Video @ 5:29 AM :: 935 Views :: DHHL, Congressional Delegation, OHA

... These hearings --Chaired by Sen Schatz-- were not announced anywhere.  Not by OHA, DHHL, CNHA, nor by any member of the Congressional delegation, nor by any news release from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
UH Board of Regents approves updated Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan
By News Release @ 3:44 AM :: 1016 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... “The University of Hawaiʻi would still be responsible to care for Maunakea under that bill until 2028,” said Lassner, noting that the measure could still be vetoed ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
UH to Pause Work on Mauna Kea Master Lease
By News Release @ 6:55 PM :: 1045 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 CD1 makes it clear that the new Authority will be responsible for deciding if there will be more or less astronomy on Maunakea than the nine observatories allowed under the current UH Master Plan ....

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Thursday, May 5, 2022
DLNR: Mauna Kea Bill Dangerous, Unconstitutional
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 999 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... HB2024 CD1 leaves significant gaps that could result in worse management of Mauna Kea’s natural and cultural resources ....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Helping Native Hawaiians Obtain Financial Capital
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:34 AM :: 984 Views :: DHHL, OHA, Small Business

... There are many success stories of Native Hawaiians benefiting from financial capital through the NHRLF ....

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
OHA Trustees Reject Maunakea Bill
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 AM :: 1165 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... an appraisal must be taken to set the commercial value of the lease and to ensure that the lease rent is set to ensure the highest return to the State and to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs ....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Full Text: Conference Committee Issues Proposed Draft to Create Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority
By News Release @ 5:43 AM :: 1219 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... This afternoon, the legislative conference committee on House Bill (HB) 2024, Relating to Mauna Kea, issued a proposed conference draft (CD 1) ....

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Saturday, April 23, 2022
OHA LLCs Funnel Dollars to COO, Individuals, Lawfirm
By Andrew Walden @ 9:45 PM :: 1753 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA LLCs make hundreds of payments to Amazon, Best Buy, Home Depot and other retail outlets and hundreds of payments directly to named individuals ....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Tribal Consultation Bill Hits Alaska-Hawaii Snag
By Selected News Articles @ 4:10 AM :: 918 Views :: Akaka Bill, DHHL, OHA

... H.R.3587, as introduced by Grijalva on May 28, 2021, does not mention Alaska Native corporations or Native Hawaiian organizations.... But Grijalva planned to unveil a new version of the RESPECT Act with Alaska Native corporations and Native Hawaiian organizations on the morning of the April 6 markup ....

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Friday, April 1, 2022
Akina: Success of OHA’s Grants Program is a Strong Reason to Increase OHA’s PLT Share
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:22 PM :: 947 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... there had been serious concerns over the integrity of the program, including concerns over favoritism ....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Former OHA Aide Pleads Guilty to $1.2 Million Fraud and Money Laundering
By News Release @ 4:53 PM :: 1341 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Small Business

... Harleman faces up to 20 years imprisonment on each of the wire fraud counts and up to 10 years imprisonment on each of the money laundering counts, as well as a fine of up to $250,000 on each count, plus a term of supervised release up to three years ....

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Anti-Telescope Leaders Oppose HB2024 -- 'Bill does not provide any benefits'
By Andrew Walden @ 5:49 AM :: 1438 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

"...Thi$ Bill DOE$ NOT provide for any benefit$, or any procedure for $uch benefit$ to tran$fer to the beneficiarie$...." -- Anti-Telescope Protest Leaders

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Saturday, March 19, 2022
OHA Completes only 28% of Audit Recommendations
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:00 PM :: 813 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... OHA has implemented 11 and partially implemented 13 of the 39 recommendations made in our report. An additional nine recommendations were not implemented and we determined six to be not applicable ....

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Public feedback needed for update to Maunakea management plan
By News Release @ 5:19 AM :: 1313 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The draft CMP Supplement does not propose projects or land uses. It must be approved by the UH Board of Regents (BOR) and then approved by the BLNR at public meetings to take effect ....

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Friday, February 25, 2022
Mililani Trask Selected as OHA Trustee
By News Release @ 4:12 AM :: 1217 Views :: Hawaii County , OHA

... OHA Board of Trustees today selected former OHA Trustee Mililani Trask of Hilo to serve as the new OHA Trustee for Hawaiʻi Island ....

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Mauna Kea: UH Seeks Cultural Practitioners for 'Cultural Impact Assessment'
By News Release @ 3:45 PM :: 1078 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... possible effects on cultural practices by future land authorizations ....

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Sunday, February 20, 2022
Samuel Wilder King II, Kalanikupua, Enters OHA At-Large-Trustee Race
By Samuel Wilder King II @ 5:30 PM :: 1604 Views :: OHA

... For more information about the campaign and Sam, please visit his website at votesamking.com ....

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Sunday, February 20, 2022
Auditor: OHA Created $15M Special Fund, Did not Report to Legislature
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 12:48 AM :: 1287 Views :: Ethics, OHA

... Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund Revolving Fund $15,448,000 ....

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Maunakea telescope to be decommissioned this summer
By News Release @ 3:10 AM :: 1167 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... CSO is one of two Maunakea telescopes currently in the final stages of the decommissioning process, established in the Maunakea Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP). The UH Hilo Hōkū Kea Telescope is on track to be decommissioned in 2023 .... 

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
OHA Bumps Up $1M Emergency Financial Assistance Program
By News Release @ 2:00 AM :: 5191 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... OHA’s Ka Wailele Emergency Financial Assistance Program is being administered by Hawaiʻi Community Lending ....

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Thursday, February 3, 2022
Evening Tour of ʻIolani Palace: A Walk Through the Past
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:43 AM :: 2186 Views :: Hawaii History, OHA

... the first evening tour of the ʻIolani Palace held in over a year ....

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Honolulu Council Copies OHA Playbook--Threatens Military Leases in Hawaii
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 3406 Views :: Honolulu County, Greenmail, Military, OHA

... this is the same political model being used by OHA to extract rent money from astronomy on Mauna Kea .... 

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Monday, January 31, 2022
OHA Trustee Keola Lindsey Resigns
By News Release @ 6:48 PM :: 4117 Views :: Hawaii County , Office of Elections, OHA

... OHA’s Board of Trustees will have 60 days to appoint a new trustee for Hawaiʻi Island, who will serve in the position until the next Hawaiʻi state general election in November 2022 ....

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Calling OHA’s Bluff:  HB2024 Would Strip Mountain of Telescopes, Hand it over to Hawaiian Activists
By News Release @ 8:52 PM :: 3931 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... No telescopes = No rent money ....

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Friday, January 21, 2022
UH Regents approve new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 4:10 AM :: 4214 Views :: Hawaii County , Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The plan’s strategies include broadening Native Hawaiian and community participation in planning and programming ....

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
UH regents to consider new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 11:00 AM :: 1171 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... Board of Regents (BOR) will consider adopting the draft Master Plan for UH-managed lands on Maunakea at the BOR January 20, 2022 meeting  ....

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Thursday, January 6, 2022
Statewide Historic Preservation Plan to be Updated
By News Release @ 3:02 AM :: 1116 Views :: Development, Land Use, OHA

... The first meeting is scheduled for 5:30-8:30 PM, Friday, January 14 ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
Native Hawaiian Access to Healthcare is a Symptom of a Statewide Problem
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:38 PM :: 2221 Views :: Health Care, OHA, Taxes, Cost of Living

... “Hawaiʻi is the ʻmost hostile health environment to practice in," physician says ....

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Saturday, January 1, 2022
OHA’s 2022 Legislative Package
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 1091 Views :: Land Use, OHA

... the Board of Trustees (1) approved the drafting and submission of a Public Land Trust focused bill to the 2022 legislature; and (2) approved the measure entitled Building Back Pono: Addressing Socioeconomic Disparities in the Post-COVID Era ....

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Saturday, December 18, 2021
Calling OHA's Bluff: Legislators Recommend Removing All Observatories from Maunakea
By News Release @ 4:21 AM :: 3275 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... without telescopes, who will be left to pay OHA rent? ....

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Friday, December 10, 2021
UH regents schedule first meeting on new Maunakea Master Plan
By News Release @ 5:08 PM :: 1313 Views :: Greenmail, Higher Education, OHA

... The Master Plan serves as a framework for aligning land-use decisions ....

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Thursday, December 9, 2021
Biden: WHIAANHPI Will Save Hawaiians
By News Release @ 5:21 PM :: 1698 Views :: DHHL, National News, OHA

... the new WHIAANHPI is housed within HHS, returning this initiative to the Department where it was first launched under the Clinton Administration in 1999 ....

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Sunday, December 5, 2021
OHA Report: Graft is ‘Courageous and Commendable’
By Andrew Walden @ 3:50 AM :: 2277 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, OHA

... OHA is seeking a new ‘Auditor’ willing to generate a report that will condemn the CLA Audit as “inflammatory statements” and “lies” ....

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Meals & Mahalo Nui to the Heroes of the Pandemic
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:08 PM :: 1203 Views :: OHA, COVID-19

... Zip codes with a high concentration of Native Hawaiian residents became “hot zones” ....

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Monday, November 1, 2021
Hawaiians: Diverse and Dispersed Yet Bound Together in Aloha
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:08 PM :: 1331 Views :: OHA

... “Who speaks for Native Hawaiians?” and how disagreements are resolved when Native Hawaiians disagree ....

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Sunday, October 31, 2021
The Perils of Being a Watch Doggie
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2285 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, OHA

... The story you are about to read is true.  The names have not been changed to protect the innocent .... 

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